UPDATE: GOP-Controlled House Passes New Rules Package in First Major Test for Speaker McCarthy 211 to 205

The GOP-controlled House on Monday is voting on a 55-page rules package for the 118th Congress.

This is a big test for Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

UPDATE—- The House passed the Rules Package on Monday night in a 211 to 205 vote.
18 lawmakers did not vote on the package.

Via Personal Blog Media News on Truth Social.

Congress is also expected to vote to rescind funding for the 87,000 IRS agents.


CBS News reported:

The rules package at the heart of McCarthy’s quest to become speaker does include some of the concessions he made. Here is what is included in it, and some of the promises McCarthy made in handshake-agreements that aren’t in the package:

Motion to vacate

Perhaps the most significant concession McCarthy made in the rules package involves the motion to vacate the chair, a procedural tool used to remove the speaker.

The House rules under former Speaker Nancy Pelosi required a majority vote by a party caucus or conference in order for a motion to vacate to be brought up for a vote, and McCarthy initially lowered the threshold to force a vote down to five members.

But in his effort to appease his conservative detractors, McCarthy eventually agreed to restore the ability of a single member from either party to force a vote to oust the speaker.

Select subcommittee to investigate the “weaponization of the federal government”

The rules package calls for the House to take up a resolution establishing a “select subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal government.”

The panel would be part of the House Judiciary Committee, which is expected to be led by GOP Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio.

Rep. Chip Roy, a Texas Republican who was a chief negotiator for the conservatives, told Fox News on Friday that McCarthy agreed to give the subcommittee “the kind of budget and the kind of staffing — we said as least as much — as the Jan. 6 committee.”

“We got more resources, more specificity, more power to go after this recalcitrant Biden administration,” Roy said.

House Majority Leader Steve Scalise confirmed on Twitter that the House will take up the measure to establish the select subcommittee this week.

Reinstating the “Holman Rule”

The Republicans’ rules package calls for the “Holman Rule” to be put back in place. First adopted in 1876, the measure allows amendments to appropriations bills to slash the salaries of or fire specific federal employees, or cut specific programs.

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